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[cdn-nucl-l] UW professor to chair nuclear board for Yucca
Posted in the Business Journal on July 1, 2002 and at:
UW professor to chair nuclear board
President George W. Bush has asked Michael L. Corradini, a professor of
engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to chair the
U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
An independent agency of the U.S. government, the board provides
independent scientific and technical oversight of the U.S. Department of
Energy's program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive
waste and spent nuclear fuel from civilian nuclear power plants. Its
activities also include characterizing Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a
potential repository site. Corradini will serve a four-year term on the
"I am honored to be asked to serve on the NWTRB," says Corradini. "The
issue of spent-fuel disposition and disposal of high-level nuclear waste
has been and will become a bigger issue in the whole picture of nuclear
power and its future in the United States. I hope the board will be able
to be a positive influence in these areas and assist in protecting the
health and safety of the general public."
A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Corradini has been a
consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on
Reactor Safeguards and to the DOE's national laboratories. He is chair
of the Department of Engineering Physics at UW-Madison and director of
the Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems.
Before joining the UW-Madison faculty, Corradini spent three years on
the technical staff of Sandia National Laboratories, where he conducted
research on severe accidents. He received his bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering from Marquette University and his master's and
Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He is a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and a fellow of
the American Nuclear Society.